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Old 06-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #28
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Have you access to something you can be pretty sure IS grounded?

A central heating system is usually a good bet, else a steel or copper rod knocked at least a foot or two into damp ground.

First you need to check there is no voltage from your strings to the ground point with the meter. If not, measure the resistance. Check from earth point to electrical socket earth too. Get someone to do it for you if you're unsure of electrics here.

Measure the resistance from shield to strings too with yournguitar lead. Less than 1 ohm is what you want here.

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